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April, 2011

A meeting to remember

May 01, 2011

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During my interview with Captain Gopinath, I asked him, “Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?” Without batting an eyelid he said, “Sir Richard Branson.” He told me to pick up his book, Simply Fly, and read about his meeting with the founder of Virgin Group, a conglomerate of over 400 companies.

The Frequent Flyer

May 01, 2011

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Deccan 360’s founder, Captain G.R. Gopinath, is a structured problem solver at work. But, the practical purveyor of India’s skies is all entrepreneur at heart. His current yearning is to revolutionise the country’s logistics sector. And his secret weapons are the learnings from the Air Deccan experience and ability to execute at breakneck pace

Brand for People not Poverty!

May 01, 2011

Marketers segment away the urban population by lifestyle, preferences, and a host of psychographic and social characteristics but rural folk are simply defined by their poverty. No wonder for every success story in rural India there have been many failed business ventures

Coming of Age

May 01, 2011

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Children have become the focus for families today and parents are increasingly becoming aware of the need to create the right atmosphere and provide the right products, for their overall development

Your Face on Chocolate

May 01, 2011

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Personalisation of gifts is a popular concept and Picsquare, through constant research, is expanding the range of products on which one can print almost anything. Its most recent product: a photo chocolate

Hoisting its way up

May 01, 2011

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ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India) is bullish about India’s infrastructure development space and is gearing up to ride this growth wave

Under the Big Tree

May 01, 2011

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BigTree Entertainment’s Ashish Hemrajani takes pride in the fact that everybody in his team loves a Monday morning. This young founder-chief executive takes a casual approach to people management while never losing sight of both individual and collective responsibilities, a trait that has seen him and the organisation emerge successfully from two downturns

A Champion Coach

May 01, 2011

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A summary of sentiments from the ICC World Cup 2011 including a note of thanks to Coach Gary Kirsten for shaping a team of champions

It’s playtime folks!

May 01, 2011

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The Chennai-based Alphabet Play School believes that children benefit the most while learning through play. With its strengths being the quality of staff and the uniqueness of its learning methods, the school has grown to earn its place in the city

The Social spread

Jul 01, 2010

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The smarter organisations have moved past the debate on social media. They are now working hard and fast at finding ways to adopt it and make it work for them

Take Stock

May 01, 2011

Understanding your current situation in terms of personal finance is a prerequisite to financial planning. In this article, we list out a step-by-step approach to help analyse your present finances

‘Building an ecosystem and fostering an industry-academia relationship is crucial for the education sector’

May 01, 2011

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In conversation with Anand Sudarshan, chief-executive and managing director, Manipal Education, on the challenges in the Indian education sector and some ideas on how to counter them

Scaling up your retail business

May 01, 2011

Know your customer, know your market, work out the back-end first and have the right people in the right place – the mandate to any retailer looking to scale up business

On a Cloud ERP

May 01, 2011

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Ramco System’s chief-executive officer, P.R. Venketrama Raja is a technologist at heart. He explains why he wants to make Ramco’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) product so sophisticated that it can drive efficiency across a company – from a shop floor to the boardroom